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Report of TRANSSIZ cruise available online



To better understand the TRansitions in the Arctic Seasonal Sea Ice Zone was the objective of the so-called TRANSSIZ cruise onboard the German research icebreaker RV Polarstern in May to June 2015. Scientists from eleven countries with various backgrounds of Arctic research travelled for six weeks to the European Arctic Margin in order to carry out scientific measurements from the deepest ocean to the atmospheric surface layers. The cruise was initiated by the Arctic in Rapid Transition network went to link past with present sea-ice transitions in the Arctic Ocean. The cruise report has been recently published. More information

                                 Photo: Kirstin Werner

ART at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2017

ART will have a session entitled Sustainability Challenges and Monitoring in Times of Arctic Rapid Transition at the Arctic Science Summit Week held in Prague, Czech Republic from March 31st to April 7th, 2017. Abstract submission will be opening soon. Read more


ART co-hosting Arctic Frontiers 2017

ART is co-hosting the up-coming 11th Arctic Frontiers conference "White Space - Blue Future" that will be held from January 22-27,  2017 in Tromsø, Norway.  Arctic Frontiers 2017 will "discuss the gaps in our knowledge about the Arctic oceans and the role these will play in the future". For more information see here.

New Members of the ART Executive Committee

The ART network welcomes their new Executive Committee members. See more details here.

New Call for Members of the Executive Committee

The ART network seeks new Executive Committee members in order to strengthen its interdisciplinarity, to develop the scientific vision of ART, and to implement new network activities. New ART EC members are expected to be in the beginning of their scientific career including late PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who are motivated by the scientific framework of ART and seek stimulating experience in network management and scientific leadership. More

ART special issue at Polar Research now available

The Polar Research Thematic Cluster: The Arctic in Rapid Transition – Marine Ecosystems is now available here. As a result of the workshop "Overcoming Challenges of Observation to Model Integration in Marine Ecosystem Response to Sea Ice Transitions" jointly organized by ART and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists which took place at the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences  in Sopot in 2012, various linkages and feedbacks between atmosphere–ice–ocean forcing and biogeochemical processes critical for ecosystem function, land–ocean interactions and the productive capacity of the Arctic Ocean have been identified in seven manuscripts mutually written by the ART community: „The papers examine the climate change impacts on various ecosystem elements, providing important insights on the marine ecological and biogeochemical processes on various timescales.“ (from Kedra et al., 2015, Foreword to the thematic cluster: the Arctic in Rapid Transition - marine ecosystems)

Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) priority sheets of future Arctic marine and coastal research now available for download

The Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) network developed seven priority sheets of future Arctic marine and coastal research from an international early and mid career scientists’ perspective. They are now ready for download here. The priority sheets are one of the ART network’s contributions to the ICARP III conference in Toyama, Japan in April 2015, fostering an improved understanding of the presently changing Arctic system as a whole in future Arctic research. The sheets are also distributed as printouts during the upcoming ASSW and ICARP III meetings in Toyama, Japan; in particular during the ART session (session C2 on April 30), the APECS workshop (April 26), the poster session (April 29-30) as well as in the exhibition area.